Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A New Tool for Spicing Up Your Class Blog

RSS Mixer is a new website that makes it possible for you to create your own custom news stream. The process of making your own news stream is very simple. To create a news stream enter the url of the websites from which you would like RSS Mixer to draw stories. The mixer part of RSS Mixer lies in the integration of the stories into one chronological stream. The new streams created with RSS Mixer can be shared through email or embedded into your blog or website. RSS Mixer is still in the alpha phase of development so not every website works with the system, but it's a good concept with a lot of potential. Click here to see a simple news stream I created with RSS Mixer.

Applications for Education
As many readers of this blog know, I am a big proponent of using blogs to provide students with learning opportunities outside of the classroom walls. Embedding an RSS Mixer feed into a blog could be a good addition to the blog of any teacher discussing current events in their curriculum.